Students leave their mark by giving back to Queen's
“Tag Day,” an innovative student-driven donor recognition initiative aimed at raising the visibility and honoring the tradition of giving kicks off Monday, November 24.
More than 2,200 bright yellow, blue and red tags will adorn equipment, furniture, buildings and even students across campus to celebrate alumni gifts to Queen’s. By drawing attention to the many ways in which former students support their alma maters, the University is able to highlight philanthropic giving and its impact on the every-day life of the campus.
“This year we’ve taken Tag Day to the next level by inviting students to tag themselves with Tag Day bag tags,” says annual giving officer Ruth Wannemacher. “This is a way for them show their appreciation to alumni who have helped fund their education though generous donations.”
The tags carry a message reminding current students that alumni donations enhance the education experience for the students that follow. At Queen’s, alumni giving starts with the ThankQ gift presented each year to the university by graduating classes.
Led by ThankQ 2008 co-chairs Shelley Martin (Comm ’09) and Melissa Pogue (ArtSci ’09), tag teams from each faculty at the university will complete the tagging prior to students arriving on campus this morning.
A second initiative next week celebrates students by offering a free brunch and an opportunity to engage with the faculty, staff and alumni. The second annual Crunch Brunch, an alcohol-free event, will provide a hot breakfast buffet for students between 9 pm and mid-night on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 in Wallace Hall.
Alumni, staff and faculty volunteers will serve up breakfast to support the students’ efforts and commitment to Queen’s. This year’s Crunch Brunch also includes carnival games, tarot card readings, t-shirt giveaways, and hand massages.